30 March 2011

iran today: the case of the three american hikers

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press tv's "iran today" program's treatment of the three american hikers, shane bauer, sarah shourd and josh fattal. they were arrested on 31 july 2009 on iranian territory near the mountains of northern iraq's kurdistan area and charged with espionage.

sarah shourd was released from custody on 14 september 2010 in what iran claims was a "humanitarian gesture in line with islamic principals," relative to the end of ramadan.

iran today was granted "exclusive, unprecedented" access to film the closed door court case. the first (and so far only) hearing before the iran's revolutionary court was held on sunday, 06 february 2011.